May 25, 2011

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I remember as a kid we had to read this in school, but being a kid I never really read it. : )

A few years ago though my daughter brought it home from school and we read most of it together. I never realized how powerful this story was. When we got to the part were the witch is getting ready to kill Aslan I couldn't keep reading out loud. She calls him a fool and mocks him before everyone. Then...she kills him.

Lewis's words are so moving because I know who he is really talking about. But later there is great joy in knowing He rises from the dead.

I often wonder if C.S. Lewis were alive today what he would think of all these movies and merchandise made from his books, and if he would think they do his writing justice.

I've seen all the movies and I have to say the words in his books are more powerful, maybe because they were straight from his heart, or maybe because he knew and is now with the One he was writing about.

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May 24, 2011

Looking for a new devotional

Last year I read through Oswald Chamber's devotional, "My Utmost for His Highest" I've been trying to find something similar to read through this year and haven't found anything yet. Any suggestions?

May 19, 2011

Something lite

I recently read a memoir by comedian Carol Burnett called "This Time Together" It was nice to read  something lite and funny for a bit of a change! One funny story in the book stood out to me.

When she was young she was living in New York City and couldn't sleep one night, so she decide to go for a walk. Not a good idea. A man began to follow her and eventually grabbed her by the arm and said, "Okay, honey, let's go." Carol goes on to tell what happened next:

"I snapped. Turning around to face him (we were nose to nose), I opened my mouth, crossed my eyes, stuck out my tongue, and let out a scream heard up one side of Manhattan and down the other. I followed it up with the loudest Tarzan yell imaginable, and on the heels of that I began to cackle like the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. "HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE!" I then proceeded to sing at the top of my voice, "DING-DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD!"

By this time the mugger was racing up the block and around the corner, never to be seen in my neighborhood again."

I laughed so hard when I read this, just imagine! I'm sure the look on this guys face was priceless. Way to go Carol Burnett!

May 13, 2011

Quote of the Week

"The truly wise man is he who always believes the Bible against the opinion of any man."
R. A. Torrey